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    Hi all, please can you suggest some places I can order plate steel etc say 8-10mm thick, sort of the stuff you all use for building your heavyweights with.

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    We don't use metal that thick its too heavy. We mostly use 3.2mm Hardox or 4mm if you have to as 3.2 is a bit scarce at the moment.

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    ok thats cool. Do you know of a good suppliers.

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    Search for waterjetting companies - there were some recommendations there

    www.yorkshireprofiles.co.uk

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    ok thanks. My featherweight is nearly finished and I'm ready to build a heavyweight so am now reading up for this lol

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    Is 6mm Ally strong enough for a baseplate? Just from curiosity.

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    Mute runs with a 6mm ali base plate and it lasted all these years and all the self rights

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    Oh cool, thanks for that! I like the look of it, you can do a lot with it and keep the weight down. Does it angle grind ok?

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    no aluminium should not be cut with any spinning cutters as it tends to melt a create a horrible mess, jigsaw or bandsaws are your only real options, unless you can get a good bech shear

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    Anglegrinding ali is a fickle thing.
    Normal cutting disks clog up and don't cut very well. Als, the chances are reasonably that the disk will shatter.

    One thing is for sure, ali will get a lot hotter than steel for the same amount of work.

    Unless it's a very high grade of ali, a jigsaw of good quality is your friend.

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